When you work in a large organization using Slack, the number of channels you are part of becomes huge. This creates an interesting problem of finding the right channel for your need. If you don’t find the channel you are looking for, you will create a new channel leading to duplication of channels. To avoid this issue, Slack yesterday announced a new search feature for channels. This new Channel Search feature makes use of Slack’s Work Graph allowing you to easily and quickly find the best channel for the information you seek.
Here’s how it works:
- Simply type the terms you’re looking for into the search bar, and fire away. In addition to the “Messages” and “Files” tabs that already exist in the results, you’ll see a new tab named “Channels.”
- To further refine your search, you can filter and sort the results by channel type (public, private or archived) or workspace. And with one click, you can preview or join the channels that interest you.
This new Channel search feature is now rolling out to Slack desktop users.